The Commercial Value of Fish at Fasht Ad-Dibal and its Associated Biota in the Qatari Waters, Arabian Gulf

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Author Al Ansi, Mohsin A. [محسن عبد الله العنسي] en_US
Author AL Khayat, Jassim A. [جاسم عبد الله الخياط] en_US
Available date 2009-11-25T15:12:16Z en_US
Publication Date 2007 en_US
Citation Qatar University Science Journal, 2007, Vol. 27, Pages 69-83. en_US
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10576/9644 en_US
Abstract The present study is an attempt to study the fish diversity of Fasht Ad-Dibal in the north-western coast of Qatar. Thirty three species belonging to 25 families were caught using gill nets, gargoors (metal traps) and hand line. Most of these fish are of economical importance. The study also revealed that Fasht Ad-Dibal is an important nursery ground for a number of economically important species such as Lethrinus spp. (Family: Lethrinidae), Siganus canaliculatus (Family: Siganidae) and Gerres oyena (Family: Gerreidae). The fishing methods used gave different results 32 species were caught by gill nets, 21 species by traps (gargoor) and 20 species by hand-lines. The species caught by the latter 2 methods were caught by the former except for the fish Arothron stellatus caught only by gargoor trabs. The community structure of macrobenthic biota of Fasht Ad-Dibal showed some variation between stations. Station FDN sustained the highest diversity recording with 31 species recorded, station FDW with 21 species, while FDS and FDE each with 16 species. Molluscs form the main component of the catch (18 species), followed by 8 algal species, 3 seagrasses, 4 polychaete, 8 crabs and one isopod. en_US
Language en en_US
Publisher Qatar University en_US
Subject Marine Science en_US
Subject علوم البحار ar
Title The Commercial Value of Fish at Fasht Ad-Dibal and its Associated Biota in the Qatari Waters, Arabian Gulf en_US
Alternative Title الأسماك. التجارية والاحياء المرافقة في فشت الديبل بالمياه القطرية، الخليج العربي ar
Type Article en_US
Pagination 69-83 en_US
Volume Number 27 en_US


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